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Car hire Bournemouth

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Car hire Bournemouth Bournemouth is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Bournemouth

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Bournemouth

Car rental companies in Bournemouth

Below are the car rental companies in Bournemouth with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Budget

    8.7 (9604)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    8.6 (1921)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    8.3 (6852)
    From £ 45 / day
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.3 (3811)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8 (5940)
    No rates available
  • Europcar

    7.9 (8061)
    No rates available
  • Alamo

    9.1 (8619)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (4314)
    No rates available
  • Thrifty

    8.1 (5438)
    No rates available
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8.3 (3331)
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around Bournemouth

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Location information for Bournemouth

A 2007 survey named the seaside resort of Bournemouth as the United Kingdom's happiest community. Bournemouth residents and many visitors seek happiness in the city's relaxing spas, peaceful Bournemouth Gardens Pine Walk and over 11kms of calming coastline. Car rental in Bournemouth enables visitors to cruise along England's southern coast at their own leisure.



Although Bournemouth has a small airport that handles more than 35 direct flights throughout Europe, most tourists enter Bournemouth by land. From cars and CrossCountry or SouthWest trains to brisk two and a half hour bus journeys from London, Car hire in Bournemouth can easily travel along the M27 and A31 roads.

Car Hire Bournemouth

Bournemouth Airport's Budget, Hertz, National and Alamo branches supply the most opportunities to compare car hire in the region. However, no matter where motorists obtain their rented vehicles, they should also ensure they receive reliable insurance and all relevant paperwork. Most companies will also supply local road maps upon request.


As long as visitors avoid entering Bournemouth in the middle of a sunny summer day during its high tourist season, they should encounter few driving difficulties. Arriving in Bournemouth in early evening or morning is the best way to avoid excessive traffic. Motorists should pay special attention when driving past Wessex Way's numerous speed cameras.

Things To See and Do

Visitors who grow bored of Bournemouth's beaches can drive east to the working class community of Boscombe, well known for its antique shops, or make the longer 30 minute journey to the upscale town of Christchurch. The Lighthouse Arts Centre is Poole's main attraction. Driving 30 minutes east of Bournemouth along the A31 will take motorists directly through the scenic New Forest.

Best Time To Visit

Summer is most definitely Bournemouth's high season, but spring is also a pleasant time of year with blossoming flowers and smaller crowds. Bournemouth enjoys one of the highest annual daytime temperatures (17°C) of any English community. However, like numerous other parts of England, Bournemouth can be prone to sudden rainfalls, especially during its damp and windy winters.

Practical information

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    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Alamo
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Thrifty
  • Keddy By Europcar